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Santos Reef & Wreck

This reef forms the Western border of Mossel Bay's main swimming beach. Depth ranges from 2-7m. A short boat ride leads to a beautiful garden of featherworms, sea fans, redbait, octopus and abundant schools of blacktail. On the edge of the reef, "Sanddollars" can be found. Please do not remove the live shells: we are only visitors in their world, their ocean is our responsibility.

The "Santos" was wrecked in 1874. The ship was carrying furs & timber when it ran aground during a gale force southeasterly wind. The wreck is mostly covered with sand. However, the mast, anchor and chain are still visible.